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Our Team Staff

Rachel Beal

Rachel Beal, MHA, CPHM

Rachel Beal joined Poplar Springs in 2017 as our Chief Operating Officer. In her role, Beal works collaboratively with the Poplar team to ensure strategic priorities are executed and our organization’s focus is aligned with the needs of the communities we serve.

Before becoming a member of the Poplar team, Beal was an Area Vice President with Healogics, an international healthcare management company, responsible for clinical and financial operations at hospital partnerships throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Prior to her time with Healogics, Beal managed a number of outpatient mental health services for the Wake County Division of Triumph, LLC in North Carolina, where she developed and launched a Spanish-Language service line.

A native of Portsmouth, Va., Beal earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. Additionally, she completed post-graduate study at Harvard University and maintains the Certified Professional in Healthcare Management credential from McKesson.

Frank Rose

Frank Rose, PsyD

Dr. Rose is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia who serves as the Director of Military Inpatient Services at Poplar Springs Hospital. Dr. Rose received his Bachelors of Art in Psychology along with a minor in National Security and Military Leadership from Hampden-Sydney College. He received his Doctorate of Psychology, Masters of Arts in Psychology, and Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice at Widener University where he specialized in treating military and first responder populations. His dissertation, entitled “Psychological Debriefing: Helping Those Who Help?’ critically examined the widely used treatments to help first responders and service members after they experience trauma.

Dr. Rose has completed training at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that was sponsored by the Center for Deployment Psychology in 2016. Prior to joining Poplar Springs Hospital, Dr. Rose completed his internship and practicum rotations working in the areas of substance abuse, rape crisis counseling, childhood sexual abuse, first responder crisis treatment, and with veterans transitioning into law enforcement.

Felicia Arbuah

Felecia Arbuah LPC, CSAC, NCC

Felecia is the Director of Clinical Services at Poplar Springs hospital. She has been with the hospital over nine years working with individuals and their families and ensuring a sound clinical product. Ms. Arbuah received an Advanced Psychology degree from Saint Mary’s university in Halifax NS, Canada. She went on to graduate with her Master’s degree from The College of William and Mary completing both the Community and Addictions counseling and Marriage and Family therapy tracks.

Ms. Arbuah has worked with regulatory agencies, she has done alcohol and drug prevention work in the community and she has vast experience serving adults and adolescents with mental illness and behavioral health concerns. Ms. Arbuah has collaborated with service providers throughout the country and she had done presentations for various populations. Ms. Arbuah is also a LPC clinical supervisor and brings expertise in substance abuse services, family therapy, crisis management, and risk assessment.

Margaret Sledge

Margaret Sledge, MS

Margaret Sledge is the Admission and Referral Director at Poplar Springs Hospital. She been working in the mental health profession for over 15 years. Margaret has a long history of Human Service starting as an adolescent volunteering in the local Boys and Girls Clubs later moving to Free Clinics in the area. Margaret is an Americorps Alumni and has headed various soup kitchens, street cleanups and food drives in the area. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth. Later she pursued her Master of Science in Human Services with a Specialization in Counseling at Capella University. Margaret is currently finishing her dissertation phase of her Doctoral Program in Public Health at Capella University where her studies are focused on improving patient care.

Kristen Eichert

Kristen Eichert, MS

Kristen has over nine years working in the behavioral healthcare field, with five years working in Business Development for acute psych. Kristen has been the Director of Business Development at Poplar Springs Hospital since 2016. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Quian Buford

Quian Buford, M.Ed

Quian is the Director of Residential Services at Poplar Springs Hospital. Quian has been with the hospital for 13 years in which she has spent multiple years of experience working in the residential treatment community. Quian has served as the Admissions Director and in the role of Patient Advocate for the boys and girls residential program.

Quian has also served as a standing member on FAPT teams, and is well known within the community as a strong advocate for appropriate care for children. Quian received her bachelors of science in psychology and minor in family issues from James Madison University. She later graduated from Virginia State University with her Master’s degree in Community Counseling.

Medical Director

Dr. Simon

Thresa Simon, M.D., MSHA
Medical Director, Poplar Springs Hospital
Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Simon is the Medical Director for the facility and oversees all the clinical services for the hospital. In addition, Dr. Simon is part of Virginia South Psychiatric and Family Services.

Dr. Simon received her medical degree from Stanley Medical College in Madras, India. She continued her training with an internship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and her residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Va. She also received a Master of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Simon is Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry.

She is a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.


De. Neil Hines

Neil N. Hines, M.D.

neil hines mdDr. Hines is the Clinical Director of Military Acute and Partial Hospitalization Programs at Poplar Springs Hospital. Dr. Hines received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Hampton University and his Doctorate from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed a psychiatry internship and residency at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA. Prior to joining Poplar Springs in July 2013, Dr. Hines was the mental health division officer for the Oceana Clinic Triad of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA. Dr. Hines spent one year as the head of inpatient mental health services at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA. Additionally, Dr. Hines deployed to Afghanistan during his active duty service, providing direct care to warriors suffering with acute combat stress reactions. He has been a Board-Certified Psychiatrist since July 2010.

Dr. Amara

C.R. Amara, M.D.

Dr. Amara is responsible for the clinical supervision of the Adolescent and Adult Acute Inpatient Programs at Poplar Springs Hospital. He received his medical degree from Kakatiya Medical College in Anghrapradesh, India. He continued his education with an internship at Detroit Macomb Hospital in Detroit, Mich., and residency at Norwich Hospital in Norwich, Conn. Dr. Amara worked as a fellow at The Institute of Living in Hartford, Conn., and New York Hospital in White Plains, N.Y. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Amara provides outpatient treatment at the Virginia South Psychiatric Group.

Dr. Wooldridge

James Wooldridge, M.D.

Dr. Wooldridge provides clinical supervision of our Girls Residential Treatment Program. He received his medical degree from East Virginia School of Medicine in Norfolk, Va. Dr. Wooldridge continued his education at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., as a resident in Child Psychiatry.

Dr. Wooldridge is a member of the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Children and Adolescent Psychiatric Association, and Medical Society of Virginia.

Dr. Siddiqui

Salman Siddiqui, M.D.

Dr. Siddiqui serves as our Clinical Director of Boys Residential Treatment Program. He received his medical degree from Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, Pakistan. He continued his education as a resident at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, N.Y., and a fellow at University of Maryland in Baltimore, Md. He is Board Certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Siddiqui is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Medical Association.

Kahlon Jagdeep

Jagdeep Kahlon, M.D.

Dr. Kahlon received her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. She continued her education as a resident at West Virginia University Medical Center. Dr. Kahlon is Board Certified in Adult and General Psychiatry. She specializes in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction services.